AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

*Paulo R. Pirola
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Two or More Projects...

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07-18-2005 08:00 AM


Is it possible to relate drawings of different

i.e. wire from/to; search/destination;
cross-referencing... etc...



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*Nate Holt \(Autodesk\)
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Re: Two or More Projects...

07-19-2005 06:24 AM in reply to: *Paulo R. Pirola
AcadE is set up to work with the drawings you have referenced in your single
project ".wdp" file. Automatic references to other drawings in other
projects will have to be done manually or through some external, custom
utility you write (example: using AcadE's "API" and writing something in
AutoLisp or VBA or ?). For example, you want to pull in some wire number
signal reference from another project and apply its assigned wire number to
a destination arrow symbol in your active project. You could write a small
utility to query the other project's scratch database file (make sure that
this other project is listed in your project manager window [but not active]
so that its scratch database will be guaranteed to be up-to-date) and pull
this information in and assigned it to the destination wire network you have
picked on.

If you want to temporarily cross-reference two projects, I suppose you could
create a third "project" file that has all of the drawings of both projects
listed in it. The easiest way to create this combined project would be to
use an ASCII text editor and cut and paste the drawing references from each
of the two single projects into a new project .wdp file. But you'll need to
be very careful that you don't run some project-wide command across the
combined set of drawings that might make some changes to the wire number
sequence or tagging that you do not want. Make backups before you try this.


"Paulo R. Pirola" wrote in message

Is it possible to relate drawings of different projects?
i.e. wire from/to; search/destination; cross-referencing... etc...

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Re: Two or More Projects...

07-27-2005 10:54 AM in reply to: *Paulo R. Pirola
Sure... Just add the drawings from the other project to the project you are currently on.
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